Well, it’s more like I have time for a random post.
My dog woke me up like this this morning. She is neither as patient, nor as effective as her predecessor was at the Jedi mind control… give it time grasshopper, give it time… talk about your mixed media metaphors…
Joulie has however mastered the “I’m-gonna-be-a-pain-in-the -butt”method of control, as she did manage to get me out of bed for five instead of the planned six a.m. Guess who is sleeping right now? No, really go ahead, guess…
Joulie is having some belly issues that I hope resolve soon. It always makes me worry when the doggy is ill. I hate to leave the house. I have to, but I hate to.
I have been really too busy lately and am going to try to slow down this week. Ironically, I haven’t had the physical situation to accommodate such activity, but maybe that’s why it happens this way, yes? To keep me going perhaps? I will always push so maybe it’s a good thing I didn’t have much opportunity to slow down or else I would be curled up on the sofa right now thinking about how much effort it is to get up and go to the bathroom or something similar. Funny thing is everyone knows that feeling from the middle of the night when you just don’t want to get out of bed. You know the old ” I had to pee six hours ago but apparently not bad enough to get up and now it’s to the point of no choice in the matter.”
I’ve also decided that I swear far too much. I am going to start trying to at least cut back and stop swearing with such intent. A occassional slip is okay in my book, but I tend toward the more vehement usage of the vernacular. I am not doing well on the actual cutting down, but as I tell my clients (and indeed must practice what I preach) the awareness needs to be there first so spend time doing that before you expect to see real change…and boy, am I aware! I am astounded at how often I am cussing with real intent…even in my thoughts…especially in my thoughts…. not as much verbally… either way it contributes to a negative vibe I don’t need.
I am now at work. My Joulie was feeling a bit better when I left. I suspect a day of rest will be good for her.
My plants welcomed me back to this office today… I’ve been gone two weeks.
I am holding myself accountable to sending out an email request that I have been putting off for some time… if I put it out here I kinda feel like I have to do it.
Have a great day!
5 thoughts on “It’s Time for a Random Post”
Your mind was definitely in gear up mode this morning, so Joulie can take credit for getting you up and started. The “starving” felines meowing at my bedroom door often do the same. Let’s ignore the fact that there is a whole bowl of dry food available to them. Really, they just want me up… and breakfast snacks!
I honestly don’t know how you manage to keep pushing thru exhaustion to accomplish more than many of us ever do, but I love you for it, and I know it is as essential to you as breathing. I had to laugh at the late night pee dilemma, as I will often do the same. Motivation and sleep don’t mesh well.
I hope that little Joulie is soon feeling better, we worry so much when our furkids are sick.
I agree with you on the cussing mentality. It is a negative, whether verbal or mental, it means we are not at peace if we find the need to use that form of expression or response often. It doesn’t offend me when others do, I just find it wearisome – so many better words available to us! The awareness I really need to work on is patience, I think I had it once, not sure where it went!!
Have a good day and a good week, eager for Dec. 1st so we can open up our box! 🙂 XOXO
Changing anything that has become a habit, like the verbage we use, takes time.
Hope Joulie is recovering well!
F— is the best word ever, it’s so freeing. Reminds me of that joke – how many psychologists does it take to change a lightbulb? Only one but it really has to want to change. I am thankful to whomever watered the plants while you were gone.
I will spare you the totally-no!-really?-I-didn’t-see-that-coming joke about it’s (#&( great that you decided to %$*@^ cut back on the ^*&-%&0 swearing.*
Joules is looking the way a lifeform probably should, ‘time to sleep-sleep’ ‘time to run around like a maniac, run around like a maniac’.
Dogs is my (unattainable) role model.
*surely you people have a cool greco-latin term for the trait of promising not to do something and then proceeding to obliquely be even more so**
** besides the classic joke, so old that I heard it in grad school, the punchline to which is, “Well, Mr. Smith the assessments and test results are back and as near as I can tell, you’re just an asshole.”***
LOL I can so relate to much written here 🙂
The swearing thing! I went through one of those phases when I thought, “damn, I swear way too much!”. Having said that, I am in TOTAL agreement with Val that the most cathartic of words begins with “F” whether stand alone, or with an “ing” and additional adjectives. Does wonders. Good luck wtih finding alternative words to express those emotions that seem to naturally want to express themselves in offensive vernacular. (no! that was not a bunch of gd bulls*@%)
I do hope the Joule of the Berkshires is feeling better. I know well the insistence from a canine that we wake up when they want/need to 🙂 But then, the world revolves around them, yes? 😀